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Image: Schistosoma haematobium, the most common cause of urogenital schistosomiasis in humans (Photo courtesy of Romy Bullerjahn)

A Rapid and Sensitive Lateral Flow Test for Diagnosis of Schistosomiasis

A novel lateral flow immunoassay enables the rapid and sensitive diagnosis of the urogenital form of schistosomiasis in both laboratory and field settings. More...
01 Dec 2021
Image: The sciREADER CL2 enables high quality digital colorimetric imaging of various support formats (Photo courtesy of SCIENION)

Multiplex Immunoassay Developed for Confirmation and Typing of HTLV Infections

Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Viruses (HTLV) type 1 and type 2 account for an estimated five to 10 million infections worldwide and are transmitted through breast feeding, sexual contacts and contaminated cellular blood components. More...
24 Nov 2021
Image: Histopathology of encysted larvae of Trichinella sp. in muscle tissue (Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

P-O-C Test Detects IgG Antibody in Serodiagnosis of Human Trichinellosis

Trichinellosis is one of the most critical food-borne parasitic zoonoses worldwide. Humans acquire trichinellosis by ingesting raw or undercooked meats containing the infective Trichinella larvae. Adult Trichinella spp. reside in the intestinal tract of the vertebrate host; larvae can be found encapsulated in muscle tissue. More...
23 Nov 2021
Image: Breath Test Can Identify COVID-19 in Critically Ill Patients and Asymptomatic Individuals (Photo courtesy of Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)

Breath Test Can Identify COVID-19 in Critically Ill Patients

The coronaviruses known to infect humans generally only caused mild upper respiratory tract infectious symptoms. They are also known to delay the innate immune response to infection, and they have affinity for primary epithelial cells More...
17 Nov 2021
Image: VirClia® Lotus (Photo courtesy of VIRCLIA)

Vircell Showcases Its Powerful Automation System and Immunoassay Testing Kits at MEDICA 2021

Vircell (Granada, Spain) exhibited its powerful automation system and immunoassay testing kits at this year's MEDICA, the world's largest annual medical technology trade fair, which took place from 15-18 November in Düsseldorf, Germany. More...
15 Nov 2021
Image: Scanning Electron Micrograph of Helicobacter pylori: antibiotic resistance can be profiled using next generation sequencing (Photo courtesy of Juergen Berger / Science Photo Library)

Stool Tests Rapidly Predict H. pylori Antibiotic Resistance

Helicobacter pylori eradication rates have declined in concert with rising antimicrobial resistance worldwide. There is a need for rapid accurate, reliable antibiotic resistance testing, especially in refractory cases. More...
11 Nov 2021
Image: Dientamoeba fragilis trophozoites in culture. Note that D. fragilis trophozoites ingested rice starch while Blastocystis spp., did not. Confirmation with microscopic examination of trichrome-stained smears are required (Inset) (Photo courtesy of Manisa Celal Bayar University School of Medicine)

Neglected Protists Found in Immunocompetent and Immunodeficient Diarrheal Patients

Diarrhea is one of the most widespread gastrointestinal symptoms and is a common problem in immunosuppressed patients. The spectrum of pathogens that cause diarrhea in immunosuppressed patients is significantly different from those in patients with a normal immune system. More...
04 Nov 2021


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